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A 21-year-old female asked:

i have been having period like cramps that's been going on for 3 days now and i'm a week late . am i pregnant? i'm not on birth control.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Maybe. Maybe not.: Pregnancy is a common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… A home pregnancy test done at this time should give a reliable result, since one's period is one week late.

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What does a negative pregnancy test look like ? Are both lines dark ? I took the equate one from walmart (walmart brand) and I was curious if it was a false negative or if it was too early my period isnt due for another 2 weeks

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It depends: Each test is different. Most tests show two bars as positive. The package will tell you the best time to take a test. Typically mid void first thing in the morning. The closer to the time of expected next period is best.

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